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Executive Master's in Strategic Management

Turn your management career into an organization-wide leadership role with an Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management from University of the Cumberlands.

There is a schism within the management best practices of corporate entities in every industry.  It’s an ever-widening gap between the average manager’s strategy and effective resource management, and the overall understanding of core business strategy. This dissonance hampers organizational effectiveness and stalls success. That’s where this executive format program can make all the difference. It will give you the skills you need to bridge the gap between “just getting by” and “overwhelming success,” not only for your company but also for your career!

By exploring core strategic management techniques, frameworks, and best practices, your graduate degree program builds on your educational experiences — in academia and in the real world — to prepare you for success at any level. Along with online coursework, your curriculum involves applied learning practicums and a residency component, both of which are required each semester. The program is designed to actively engage you in strategic management theory and practical tactics through real-world applications.

Upon completion of this executive format program, you’ll have advanced your understanding of strategic management practices, enabling you to stand out in the following ways:

  • Excel in management and leadership within your organization
  • Achieve organizational objectives through the development of relevant management strategies
  • Make sound management decisions through advanced analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Identify your ethical and legal responsibilities as a business leader

Take your organization — and your career — to the next level with an Executive Masters in Strategic Management. To learn more about how to fit this executive format program into your busy schedule, start your application HERE, or call us at 855.791.7201

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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Department of International Graduate Services

Phone: 606.539.3577
Tollfree: 800.343.1609 ext. 3577


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649 South 10th Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.